The dangers of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s)

I have been on a kick about the hidden dangers of NSAIDs for almost a year now. The research has been mounting over the past few years but the point was driven home for me primarily due to the influences of Charles Poliquin, Dr. Mark Schauss, and Dr. Sunil Pai. These gentlemen are strong advocates […]

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Kettlebells for Knee Pain

According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of adults reported some type of joint pain during the last 30 days. Knee pain ranked as primary joint of complaint for this particular survey1. In the world of rehabilitation, scientific literature has been pointing to the muscles of the hip as […]

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How Kettlebell Swings Helped Me Do A Pull-Up

I’m a kettlebell enthusiast.  The kettlebell swing is probably my all time favorite exercise.  There’s so many ways to swing the kettlebell and challenge yourself.  You could go light, you could go heavy (you could do both!), you could swing for reps, swing for time, one hand, two hands, alternate hands, ladders, it’s really endless!! […]

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Swinging Away Back Pain

There have been estimations stating that 80% of Americans will experience back pain some time in their life1 (Web MD, Mayo Clinic). Choosing an appropriate therapeutic, corrective exercise to address back pain can be quite the conundrum. One of the many goals in addressing back pain with movement is not only to modulate the pain, but to keep the […]

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Kettlebell Therapy™: Restoring Movement with Natural Physics

As a Physical Therapist, I have used kettlebells to rehabilitate and promote health in individuals with low back pain, shoulder impingement, ankle sprains, medial knee pain, myocardial infarction, mitral valve replacement, and much more. Who would have thought that a cast iron ball would be so clinically effective and versatile? Like most people, when I […]

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4-Week Kettlebell Press and Swing Program

In January, I embarked on Lisa Shaffer’s 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge. 10,000 swings in one month, 400-500 swings a day five to six days a week. I knew I would have to find a way to break up that volume of swings in order to psychologically deal with the numbers, and also avoid muscular imbalance. […]

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Kettlebells + Traditional Martial Art Training = Pain

by Jim Beaumont Traditional martial art forms training is not meant as a light cardiovascular workout, or as a warm-up or cool-down phase of training. It is meant to be executed with as much power as possible, hardening the body and lungs, and disciplining the mind and body for combat. Forms are prearranged patterns, called […]

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4rd Annual December Turkish Getup/Swing Challenge

By Jim Beaumont It is December again! Time for the 4th Annual December Turkish Getup/Swing Challenge. It is simple: Do one Turkish Getup (TGU) for each day of the month. One rep equals floor to standing on both sides. So, one rep on the first of the month, two the second day, three the […]

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10,000 Swing Challenge

by Lisa Shaffer 10,000 swings in 30 days…… Really? Why? This was the reaction I received from some people when I announced I would be doing a 10,000 swing challenge in the month of January. My response was “Give it a try and find out”. Of course I pretty much knew what my results would be […]

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by Brian Sweeney Raise the Bar I’ll be the first to admit it. Calorie counting bites. I absolutely detest tracking the calorie content of every bite I eat. Unfortunately counting calories is a necessity if you want to master a healthy lifestyle. I’m not suggesting an insufferable death sentence of counting calories for life. More […]

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